Microsoft increases pressure on users to upgrade to Windows 10

For a lot of PC users out there, upgrading to Windows 10 just seems like too much hassle. Since its release, the number of issues with Windows 10, a lot of which we have pointed out on our blog, has caused many users of older Microsoft systems like Windows 7 and Windows 8 not to upgrade, despite the fact Windows 10 is being offered for free. Over the past few weeks, Microsoft has been stepping up its Windows 10 upgrade drive, attempting to encourage more people to upgrade. However, now it has taken this drive as far as it can possibly go, with a new set of upgrade options which have caused consternation among Microsoft users in the UK and around the world.

After all of their attempts to get users to upgrade to Microsoft 10, including automatically launching the upgrade software, circumventing attempts to block the upgrade using third party software, forcing the download of lots of upgrade files, and notifying the users at all times that their upgrade is ready, now Microsoft are giving users an ultimatum: you can either ‘Upgrade Now’, or ‘Upgrade Tonight’. While there is the option to close the upgrade window, this is not made entirely clear, and has caused many users to accidentally upgrade to the new system without being ready to do so.

Understandably, this ultimatum has caused lots of Microsoft users to worry, particularly those who use it for business purposes. This is because an unexpected upgrade could cause major hassle for businesses, with the possibility of downtime, costing time and money, and data loss a very real part of any upgrade process. If your business is forced to upgrade by Microsoft, but has not prepared your system to do so by backing up your data and informing customers of any possible downtime, then this could cause major problems.

If you’re a business or personal user of Windows 7 or Windows 8, and you’re worried about what this upgrade might do to your system, call is today at Bits & PCs on 0207 22 11 355 to find out more about the services we offer for computer support in London.

 

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